HAMK Talent Boost Newsroom _ 4.2024


Happy April!

Spring into lovely month in Finland. Time to enjoy the warmth and the sun outdoor. In this month´s HAMK Talent Boost newsroom, we feature the following:

·       Culture talk

·       Events and trainings

·       Internship and summer job possibilities in English

Culture talk

Vappu – May Day April 30 and 1 May

May 1 is Labour Day in many countries, including Finland. However, the Finns also see it as a chance to celebrate the arrival of spring, and numerous festive student traditions are also associated with the date. Just about everyone gets in on the action – May Day and the preceding evening represent the biggest party of the year.

Read more about Finnish May Day:



Events – tapahtumia

·    24-25 April Forssa FRUSH https://www.frush.fi/en/

Trainings – koulutuksia

Free online course Entrepreneurship in Finland- the basics of starting a business for immigrants provided in plain Finnish or English. The training includes five online meetings 15.4.-3.5.2024. Register for the training: bit.ly/yrittajyys-suomessa

HAMK Talent Boost webinar Entrepreneurship is Rocket Science 16:00-17:00 April 23 by Vesa Tuomela and Jukka Raitanen from Entrepreneurial University at HAMK.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 316 931 861 849

Passcode: fKTHy6

Language learning – opi suomea!

Language Café/Kielikahvila

·       Hämeenlinna: 16:30 – 17:30, every Thursday from January 18 – April 18 2024, Hämeenlinna City Library, more information: https://blog.hamk.fi/go-international/kielikahvila-langaugecafe-_-hameenlinna-_-spring-2024/.

·       Valkeakoski: every second Tuesday, 17:00 – 18:00, from 23 January – April 30 2024. For more information: https://blog.hamk.fi/go-international/kielikahvila-languagecafe-_-valkeakoski-_-spring-2024/.

·       Forssa: SPR Kielikahvila: https://www.facebook.com/PunainenRistiForssa/?locale=fi_FI

·       Riihimäki: SPR Suomi-kahvila, every Thursday 17:00-19:00: https://rednet.punainenristi.fi/node/42582

Are you planning to learn Finnish during the summer of 2024? Check the free online courses at Savonia Services for immigrants – Savonia AMK

Are you familiar with the self-study material at Kielibuusti.fi? https://www.kielibuusti.fi/en/learn-finnish/self-study

Internship and job possibilities – harjoittelupaikkoja ja työpaikkoja

How to find jobs and internships? Still many opportunities available for the summer of 2024. Start with these links and apply now.

·       Tiitus platform: https://oppilaitos.tiitus.fi/hamk

·       Find tech jobs for the summer of 2024: https://teknokesa.teknologiateollisuus.fi/tyopaikat?kategoria0=Jobs%20in%20English&sivu=1

·       Work in Finland: https://www.workinfinland.com/en/open-jobs/

·       Duunitori summer jobs: https://duunitori.fi/tyopaikat?haku=summer+job&filter_language=eng_lang

·       Academic Work https://www.academicwork.fi/tyonhakijoille/international-applicants

·       Job Market Finland https://tyomarkkinatori.fi/en

·       Jobly https://www.jobly.fi/en

·       Seasonal work opportunity: https://jobs.toitasuomesta.fi/en-GB

Opportunities in English:


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) intern – Talent Pool Application – Helsinki


Summer Trainee, Junior Technician – Porvoo


Power BI & Data Platform Developer Trainee, Nokia Technologies, Espoo – Espoo


Thesis – Digitalization requirements of a virtual powerplant – Kokkola


Thesis – How to automate a virtual powerplant? – Kokkola


Aurora Propulsion Technologies: System Engineer (SpaceTech) – Espoo


R&D summer trainee – Vaasa


Documentation Trainee – Kajaani

Business and marketing:

Marketing Trainee – Oulu


Sales and Marketing Intern at Munkamu Oy – Oulu
Business Administration & Management Trainee, Nokia Technologies, Espoo – Espoo
Digital Marketing Internship in Barcelona – Sevilla


Support and guidance

If you need specific support and guidance in job seeking and application, BOOK a mentoring session with HAMK talent boost mentors:

·       Mentor: Katariina From

· Book a meeting with Katariina ·

Hei, hauska tavata! I am one of the Talent Boost Mentors. I worked at national recruitment and employment services before, and I am familiar with the different kinds of services for foreign students on both local levels and national levels. Besides working as a mentor at HAMK, I am an Italian language teacher in the Adult Education Centre (VOP) in Hämeenlinna. I will gladly answer your questions as a Finnish local and help you settle in as well as develop your career path in Finland.

·       Mentor: Qingyang Li

· Book a meeting with Qingyang ·

Ahoy! I am one of the talent-boost mentors. I came to study my degree in Finland about five years ago. I have worked in many different Finnish companies and organisations as different roles, and thus have learned how to navigate in the Finnish labour market. Besides working as a mentor, I am also a part-time entrepreneur. I understand that the journey of staying in Finland as a foreign student is filled with ups and downs, joys and tears. I am here to listen to your needs and support you with guidance.

More information about HAMK Talent Boost: Career and integration support – HAMK

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